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Faculty and Staff

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Students

Students in the Master of Historic Preservation program come from all over the country and have varied academic/professional backgrounds. The flexibility of the MHP program allows students to explore a wide array of interests while receiving a top-notch education from the CED’s dedicated staff.


2020 Graduates

Current Students

 

2020 GRADUATES

 

Ashlen Clark

Ashlen Clark

James Madison University, B.A. in History with a Public History concentration, Minor in American Studies, 2017
Hometown: Yorktown, Virginia
Research Interests: Architectural history, adaptive reuse, sustainability in preservation, the evolution of urban spaces through architecture, and cultural landscapes 

   
English Hinton

English Hinton

Hillsdale College, B.A. in Politics with an emphasis in Political Philosophy, Minor in Art History, 2018
Hometown: Tampa, Florida 
Research Interests: American architecture, construction, architectural history

   
Elyse Hoganson

Elyse Hoganson

Georgia College, B.A. in Art and History, concentrations in Art History and  Public History, respectively
Hometown: Cartersville, Georgia
Research Interests: Architectural history, sustainability in preservation, 18th  century architecture and interiors, relationship between architecture and landscape design 

   
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Samuel Johnson 

Kennesaw State University, B.S. Political Science, History Minor, 2015
Hometown: Woodstock, Georgia
Research Interests: National Park Service, Historic districts, Antebellum architecture, and the history and evolution of urban landscapes 

   
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Rose Mayo

College of William & Mary, B.B.A, in Finance, International Concentration, Second Major in Public Policy
Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee
Research Interests: Adaptive reuse, preservation economics, sustainability, social equity in preservation and urban planning, international preservation

   
Maxwell Nosbisch

Maxwell Nosbich 

College of Charleston, Historic Preservation and Community Planning, Minor in Urban Studies 
Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina 

   
 Darcie Scales

Darcie Scales

Georgia College & State University, B.A. History and Geography, International  Studies Minor
Research Interests: 19th and 20th century history and architecture, vernacular architecture, international preservation, cultural landscapes and sustainability

   
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 Katherine Mitchell 
College of Charleston, B.A. Historic Preservation and Community Planning and Art History
Hometown: Peachtree City, GA
Research Interests: Hands-on preservation, lab work, sustainability, international conservation, rehabilitation
Fun facts: love animals, ginkgo trees, the Lord of the Rings, cooking, and traveling  

   
 Victoria Vanhuss 

Victoria Vanhuss

Georgia College & State University, B.A. in Rhetoric, Minor in Political Science, Certificate in Leadership 
Hometown: Macon, Georgia
Research Interests: Sustainability, historic sites, adaptive reuse, grants 
Previous Work: Marketing & Communications Specialist for Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia

 

 

CURRENT MHP STUDENTS (alphabetical order)

 

 
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Amy Andrews 

University of Georgia, A.B. French, 1982
Hometown: Akron, Ohio
Research Interests: Advocacy and education, heritage tourism, grants, archival material documentation and acquisition and the history of Athens, Georgia

   
Sierra Hope Beighey

Sierra Hope Beighey 

University of Mount Union, B.A. History, French Minor
Hometown: Fombell, PA
Research Interests: American history and architecture, public history, cultural landscapes

   
Miranda Michelle Black

Miranda Michelle Black 

Western Carolina University, B.A. in Anthropology with a Cherokee Archaeology concentration, Minor in Religion, 2018 Western Carolina University, Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Public History with a concentration in Historic Preservation, 2019
Hometown: Hickory, North Carolina
Research Interests: architectural history, cultural landscape conservation, adaptive reuse, historic site management, and sustainability in preservation.

   
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Mathew Crawford

Mathew Crawford 

Undergraduate degree at Georgia College and State University with a major in history and minor in museum studies
Hometown:
Research Interests: In the preservation field I am interested in the intersection between public history and preservation. Specifically this is how people and communities interact with their pasts and how preservation can be used as a tool to help people and communities better understand and preserve their histories.

   
Gabriel Dobbins

Gabriel Dobbins

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill B.A. in Anthropology and Archaeology 2016
Hometown: High Point, North Carolina
Research Interests: Intersection and impacts of Latinx culture throughout US History, the inclusion of proper language translation and interpretation on historic/prehistoric sites, and National Parks and Forest Service.

 
   
Casey Emmett

Casey Emmett

UNG (formerly North Georgia College & State University), B.A. in History, 2012
Hometown: Gainesville, Georgia
Research Interests: architectural history and preservation

   
Elizabeth Jones

Elizabeth Jones

Shorter University Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Management, concentration in Human Services Nonprofit
Hometown: Bishop, Georgia
Research Interests: Rural and agricultural heritage, heritage site interpretation, vernacular architecture and building materials conservation, preservation law

   
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Allison Maier

 Allison Maier 

University of Georgia, B.A. History, Minor in Human Development and Family Sciences with a Certificate in Museum Studies
Research Interests: Public History, Museums, site interpretation, historic sites, heritage conservation

   
Megan McPherson

Megan McPherson 

I grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia. In May 2020, I graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Anthropology, minor in Geography, and certificates in Museum Studies and Historic Preservation
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
Research Interests: My research interests include the National Park Service, cultural landscapes, vernacular land use, vernacular buildings, rural preservation, and historic preservation

   
 Caitlyn McSwigan

 Caitlyn McSwigan

University of Georgia, B.A. History, 2019
Hometown: Marietta, GA
Research Interests: Public history, site interpretation, museums, adaptive reuse, American cities, National Park Service, vernacular architecture, Arts and Crafts movement
"The University of Georgia and Athens provide an incredible opportunity to study preservation, architecture, and cultural landscapes. I’m excited to continue my education here and to explore the historic resources of our county and state. Go Dawgs!” 

   
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 Katherine Mitchell 

College of Charleston, B.A. Historic Preservation and Community Planning and Art History
Hometown: Peachtree City, GA
Research Interests: Hands-on preservation, lab work, sustainability, international conservation, rehabilitation
Fun facts: love animals, ginkgo trees, the Lord of the Rings, cooking, and traveling  

   
Sarah A. Owen

Sarah A. Owen 

Millsaps College, B.A. in History and English Literature with minors in American Studies and Mathematics
Hometown: Meridian, MS
Research Interests: American architecture; equity and the built environment; sustainability and historic preservation; and public history

   
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Devon Pawloski

University of Michigan, B.A. History, 2016
Hometown: West Bloomfield, Michigan
Research Interests: preservation law, international cultural heritage, historic sites management
JD/MHP Dual Degree Candidate

   
 Shelby Reed

Shelby Reed

University of Georgia, Bachelor of Arts in History, Anthropology, & Classics, Certificates in Interdisciplinary Archaeological Science and Historic Preservation
Hometown: Marietta, GA
Research Interests: Adaptive reuse, sustainability, preservation economics, tourism, and archaeology
Fun Fact: Loves key lime pie, Jeopardy!, musicals, and the Dawgs!  

   
David Riddle

David Riddle 

North Carolina State University School of Design, B.A. Environmental Design in Architecture, 1978
Hometown:
Research Interests: architecture, music, history, traveling, genealogical research

   
Kaitlin Salley 

 Kaitlin Salley

University of Florida, B.A. in Classical Studies, 2019
Hometown: Lake Worth, FL
Research Interests: Historic sites, international heritage conservation, adaptive reuse, archaeology, architecture, and cultural landscapes

   
Michael Stenland

Michael Stenland 

University of Georgia BA Anthropology, Minor Geology, Certificate of Archaeological Sciences, 2017
Hometown:
Research Interests: Archaeology, Historic Preservation, National Forests/Park Service, Cultural Resource Management

   
 Olivia Stroud 

 Olivia Stroud

University of Georgia, Bachelor of Arts in English, Minor in Art History, 2012
Hometown: Macon, GA
Research Interests: Architectural history, preservation economics, site interpretation, rural preservation, vernacular architecture.

   
Savannah Mae Watson

Savannah Mae Watson 

University of North Georgia, B.A. History, Minor in Anthropology, 2019
Dahlonega, GA
Hometown: 
Research Interests: International heritage conservation, archaeology, museums, and site interpretation.

 

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